Mount Vernon, NY (population: 68,747) has forty-four safety schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. Rutgers University-New Brunswick, the highest ranked school in this group with a safety program, has a total student population of 37,366. It is the 55th highest ranked school in the USA and the highest in the state of New Jersey.
Safety students from Mount Vernon schools who go on to become safety specialists, safety control managers, health safety specialists, occupational safety specialists, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 51,850 people working as occupational health and safety specialists alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $64,200. Also, Environmental scientists and specialists, including health make on average $67,360 per year and there are about 83,530 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area alone, there are 1,140 employed environmental scientists and specialists, including health earning an average salary of $77,370. Occupational health and safety specialists in this area earn $63,060/yr and there are 1,290 employed.
Mount Vernon lies in Westchester county, which is one of the 28 counties in New York. Overall, the New York-White Plains-Wayne-NJ Metropolitan area has 5,063,390 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0.4% unemployment rate, $27.05/hr average worker wage, and a $56,250 average annual salary. Thus, about 0.255 out of every 1000 jobs in Mount Vernon are held by occupational health and safety specialists, and 0.225/1000 are held by environmental scientists and specialists, including health.
Of the 44 safety schools with a 100-mile radius of Mount Vernon, only 14 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Quinnipiac University comes out as the most expensive ($30,491/yr) for safety students, with Mercer County Community College as the lowest, reported at only $3,403/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Mount Vernon|
|New Rochelle||NY||74,592||3||35.7163||149||2.7 miles|
|White Plains||NY||57,617||2||21.3371||15||8.4 miles|
|Jackson Heights||NY||-||1||28.2916||7||11.1 miles|
|West New York||NJ||47,282||1||33.6373||6||12.5 miles|
|Fresh Meadows||NY||-||1||41.5392||2||12.5 miles|
|Rego Park||NY||-||1||27.7974||9||12.9 miles|
|Long Island City||NY||-||4||18.9499||59||13.0 miles|
|North Bergen||NJ||59,771||0||-||0||13.4 miles|
|Garden City||NY||-||5||29.9653||250||16.3 miles|
|New York City||NY||8,459,026||86||26.2632||1,528||17.6 miles|
|Jersey City||NJ||242,594||10||25.9195||190||18.3 miles|